03 July 2014
Adjective: susceptible to physical or emotional attack or harm.
A terrifying word, especially to an artist- sending shivers up my spine at the thought alone. Willing to be "naked", exposed, unguarded, and most of all and importantly of all- vulnerable.
when you see certain artists when they perform, like no one is there, they're naked- getting lost in their "character", in their "art", and we just happen to be there watching. That's a difficult place to get to, and one that especially in private settings, is an even harder reach to chip away at the armor we hold up from the darts thrown at our hearts.
bringing out the different "sides", our different bits and pieces that make us who we are... kudos to you Mr. Bravin... for walking in and automatically there was no wall at all. The hair stylist, assistants, make up, no one was "there", I've come all this way to find out how to come back again to being 8 years old, when my first perfectly pointed toe would hit the stage ready for my solo... because to Madame Bruner's credit, she said no one was watching when I danced, because I danced and get lost in it- and the audience was `there as onlookers, I didn't notice, nor care I'm sure.
And that's exactly what Adam Bravin was able to do with me when shooting me for Elle Japan magazine... he had me naked, it was just us, and I wasn't scared to even be scared. He made me feel safe to be completely exposed. Thank you Adam.
25 June 2014
It's to no ones surprise how many shoots that we hash tag as: #sexual #raw #gritty #SomeGuyHashtaggingFuckHerBrainsOut. Whatever gets the predators and those whom objectify off, secretly we get off too as well.
The mother fuckers make some great art. The words of "yes! Good girl! STAY! Stay RIGHT THERE." becomes almost the background music in my ears as I have an almost evil grin spread across my face, with one hand on my chest and the other usually clutching Jimi Hendrix as we get her exactly where we want her... and the object of the objectification?...
Well, sex sells doesn't it? What provocative and sexually beasts we really are inside, shaking our fingers at those whom aren't afraid to display or explore our animalistic instincts in bed. The instincts that make us rip off each others clothes before we get to the bed, with your legs wrapped around his waist as you're tossed like a rag doll on the mattress top, topless of course, as hands are roaming, groping, grabbing, scratching, biting your lip as your climax excitedly awaits... and when we reach it- laying on each other panting for a moment... our urge has been satisfied. As the predator has caught his pray.
Want to call me sexist? Do I objectify women too much? Do I at all? Fuck ya I do, and unapologetically so at that. I love the grit, the raunchy, the raw, the kiss me kill me hold me thrill me. Gives a whole new meaning to someone calling you an animal doesn't it?
24 June 2014
I finally found "the one" after a year and a half...
Being one to not "settle", I knew she had to exist. A hot chick that could skate... like REALLY skate, especially empty pools, (another criteria pertinent to the concept).
During a family barbecue, a stunning blonde, beachy waves with the perfect sun kissed golden locks we all sit in our stylists chairs for hours to attempt to reach.
As Jimi Hendrix and his usual slutty friendly self found her pup, our bitches were running after each other in no time, and I became a Holly fan right away.
Then she drops the bomb of not just being able to skate... but- literally is one of the top pro skaters to even touch the game, let alone a board.
Being beyond excited to work with her is an understatement. Getting to throw on cool clothes (or ahem "weird clothes") and have her kill the empty pools like they've been bent over already waiting knowing they're about to made into her bitch, it's going to be a ridiculously amazingly badass shoot. And I can't wait!! FUCK YAAAAH I FOUND the HOLLY HOLY GRAIL!
20 June 2014
19 June 2014
18 June 2014
looks like this
stylists. photographers. make up artists. hair stylists.
Our paychecks center around how we are hired... always be "the client". As they are the ones whom out of countless artists have selected YOU, to bring THEIR vision to life.. well putting in your two cents involves your "creative freedom", to a "cute" level. Putting your "spin", "interpretation"... oh who the fuck are we kidding?
It's an all too familiar tune to text, call, get in touch with one another sans our agents, clients, and our paying projects- to "get creative" on a Sunday. (Using Sunday as a metaphoric ideal of course, to illustrate my point to the 9-5 ers, as Sunday being the perfect day to "fuck off".
With my case in point, these are the results of "fucking off" on a Sunday. As my big red Ward Robinson and I did on this particular Sunday. To no surprise of mine, some of my favorite work comes from when some artists come together with the only intention is how we "fuck off on a Sunday"... Couldn't love it more if I tried! Xx